Supporting the New Bedford Mini Miracle

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. – One of the friends of the Jack Tar Togs family are the Brengles of New Bedford, MA. Their daughter, suffers from Miller-Dieker Lissencephaly (liss-en-sef-uh-lee), a rare brain disorder. We will be donating 10 percent of each sale until Christmas to a United Way fund that supports their care for their daughter, Gwennie. Below is the story from WBSM, which has a WBSM Mini Miracle program to support family situations like Gwen.

Each year, United Way of Greater New Bedford, radio stations Fun 107 and sister station WBSM, team up to fulfill Holiday Wishes for families in the New Bedford area. In past years, they have raised money to pay rent, insurance, medical bills, and other items. The family for 2020 was selected United Way and the station after a careful review and nomination process; on their wish list are things like outfitting a minivan, special bathing equipment and other support.

This nomination form enters families into the Holiday Wishes program. Nominees are not guaranteed to have their needs fulfilled. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee, 10 Families will be selected to have an in person interview, 5 families will be selected to be featured during Holiday Wishes and 1 will be selected to be featured as the Mini Miracle in December.

To Give

Readers can donate individually to the cause. Visit the United Way of New Bedford, below, with different options for giving.

By Check: Make checks payable to the United Way of Greater New Bedford and in the memo line, write MINI MIRACLE. Checks can be mailed to United Way of Greater New Bedford, 128 Union Street, Suite 105, New Bedford, MA 02740.

Donate by Credit Card: You can make a secure donation to the United Way via credit card HERE. Select MINI MIRACLE from the “Please Select a Family” drop-down menu.

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